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FORTIS INC. $55 (Toronto symbol FTS; Income-Growth Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 430.9 million; Market cap: $23.7 billion; Dividend yield 3.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.fortisinc.com) owns electrical utilities across Canada, the… Read More

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

5 top Canadian dividend stocks to invest in

Here are 5 Canadian dividend stocks we recommend holding in your portfolio
One of the key points in our three-part investment advice is to invest mainly in well-established dividend-paying stocks. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to dividend yields from Canadian dividend stocks. Dividends can… Read More

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

U.S. businesses spur earnings for Fortis Inc.

Stronger earnings from this company’s U.S. operations as well as favourable currency movements helped lift its overall earnings by 10.9% in the most-recent quarter.

A series of recent U.S. acquisitions means the company now gets about 65% of its earnings from businesses south of the border.

The… Read More

More to Fortis than dividends

Several factors recommend Fortis as our top Income Portfolio buy for 2019. They include the company’s long history of annual dividend hikes and its plan to continue raising that payment over the next five years. Fortis has plenty of room to meet that goal: it… Read More